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Lion Dog Costume

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Lion Dog Costume

Tessa the Lion

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Photo #1 - Tessa the Lion Photo #2 - Lion Photo #3 - Lion Photo #4 - Lion

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Costume type:  Costumes for Pets
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for pets entered our 2012 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Amy, the 'Lion' costume creator:

My golden retriever Tessa is wearing a lion costume I made. Simple to make - Measure the beast, sew the body to slip it over her head. Sew round ears with light fabric in front, dark fabric in back. Cut holes in the mane, turn inside out and feed the ears through the holes and sew.

Rating: 3.9 of 5. Votes: 35

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#1 comment by jackie November 8, 2012

I just saw this today and am going to make it for my Granddaughter's yellow lab next year - Thank you for posting it - It is too cute! - Tessa doesn't seem to mind too much (but then goldens pretty much put up with anything :-)

#2 comment by Julie September 6, 2013

What type of fabric did you use, or how did you find that material? I am hoping to make my dog be a lion too!

#3 comment by Maria September 9, 2013

Do you sell these??

#4 comment by Alaina Fairchild September 5, 2014

Plz tell me I can buy one in black I have a black lab mix and I'm a Leo this would be awesome for me to put on him when we go trick or treating!!! Love it!! :)

#5 comment by Amy Paul September 6, 2014

Sorry I made this for my dog. It was super easy though. If you have basic sewing machine skills you can do it. I'm awful with the sewing machine, but thankfully the fabric hides all my mistakes!

#6 comment by Susan September 30, 2014

Is there a pattern somewhere?

#7 comment by Amy September 30, 2014

No, I just measured my dog and drew my own pattern.

#8 comment by tom May 2, 2015

do you sell these?? if not, what kind of fabric did you use for the mane??

#9 comment by Tjmom August 18, 2016

Awesome! I have a red fox Lab and want to do this! Did you just sew a tube? How does it stay on? Would love to know what this fabric is called. Looks more lion like than most faux fur I've seen

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